Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 08, 2019
Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Dec. 5 deliberately pushed the world’s largest rocket fuel tank beyond its design limits to really understand its breaking point. The test version of the Space Launch System rocket’s liquid hydrogen tank withstood more than 260% of expected flight loads over five hours before engineers detected a buckling point, which
OPF space shuttle orbiter underside 1
Taiyuan, China (XNA) Dec 08, 2019
China sent six satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province at 4:52 p.m. Saturday (Beijing Time).
They were launched by a Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) rocket and have entered the planned orbit successfully.
It was the second launch from the Taiyuan launch center in less than six hours after another KZ-1A rocket sent the Jilin-1 Gaofen 02B satellit
A winter’s night at Kura Tāwhiti, New Zealand
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 08, 2019
The first launch of UK telecommunications satellites OneWeb from Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for 30 January, a spokesman for Glavkosmos, subsidiary of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said.
In late November, a source at the spaceport revealed that the launch of OneWeb satellites had been postponed from 23 January to later January or February due to delays in the production of satellite